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Archive for December, 2011

Hoarding (part 2)

Dear readers, This week’s column is a continuation of our discussion about hoarding.  The father of M.E. is a hoarder which has created great stress for her.  The situation has gotten worse since his wife died.  She asks what to do?  Last week we discussed what “not” to do.  This week we’ll consider “what to [...]

Hoarding (part 1)

Q.  I just finished reading your column on “stuff” that discusses disposing of family items.  The last sentence caught my attention in that the children mentioned in the column wanted to avoid discussing this subject.  In my family, it is not the children, but my 84-year old father.  My dad is a hoarder. Since my [...]

Encore Summit

Dear Readers, I recently attended an extraordinary “age event.”   It was entitled “Encore 2011: Shaping the Future of the Encore Movement,” sponsored by Civic Ventures, a San Francisco think tank on boomers, work and social purpose held in Sausalito. Part of the meeting was a celebration of the Purpose Prize winners, an award given to [...]